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Landrum, Timothy J.; Kauffman, James M. – Exceptionality: A Research Journal, 1992
In this study of 186 elementary school teachers, discriminant function analyses of peer ratings yielded membership in high, medium, and low perceived effectiveness groups based on measures of self-efficacy, standards and expectations for students, responsibility for student behavior, and resistance to teaching handicapped pupils. Implications for…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Rating Scales, Disabilities, Elementary Education
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Mills, Carol J.; And Others – Exceptionality: A Research Journal, 1992
Thirty-six educationally disadvantaged gifted fifth grade students completed a program to reinforce their academic skills in either language arts or mathematics. Compared to controls, subjects showed gains in achievement and aptitude test scores in language arts as well as mathematics and then became eligible for challenging gifted/talented…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Academic Achievement, Academic Aptitude, Academically Gifted
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Landrum, Timothy J.; Kauffman, James M. – Exceptionality: A Research Journal, 1992
The authors of EC 604 295 examine their developing interest in teachers' perceptions of their peers' effectiveness in teaching difficult students, consider questions raised after seeing results of their study, and outline implications of this line of research in the future. (JDD)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Rating Scales, Disabilities, Elementary Education
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Mills, Carol J. – Exceptionality: A Research Journal, 1992
The author of EC 604 296 explains the evolution of a pilot project to improve the basic skills and thinking ability of gifted minority children to improve their performance on standardized tests. The paper reviews the effects of the project and notes changes recommended in repeating the program. (JDD)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Academic Achievement, Academic Aptitude, Academically Gifted
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Collins, Belva C.; And Others – Exceptionality: A Research Journal, 1992
In vivo instruction consisting of a constant time-delay procedure used in combination with multiple exemplars of strangers, lures, supervisors, and sites was used to teach three adults with severe mental handicaps a generalized response to the lures of strangers. Participants acquired the response during training, but transfer to probe trials was…
Descriptors: Generalization, Instructional Effectiveness, Safety Education, Severe Disabilities
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Schumm, Jeanne Shay; Vaughn, Sharon – Exceptionality: A Research Journal, 1992
This survey found that teachers (n=775) are willing to have mainstreamed students in their classrooms if students do not exhibit emotional or behavioral problems. They are willing to make interactive adaptations but not spend time conducting preplanning or postplanning. Elementary teachers were more likely to make planning adaptations. Barriers to…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Disabilities, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education
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Martin, Roy P. – Exceptionality: A Research Journal, 1992
This paper reviews research relating child temperament (social, emotional, and attentional characteristics) to educational process and outcome for exceptional children with different diagnoses. The paper presents a model of temperament effects on educational outcome, mediated by effects on parents, peers, and teachers and by the child's academic…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Attention, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Collins, Belva C. – Exceptionality: A Research Journal, 1992
These reflections on EC 604 101 (a study of teaching adults with severe disabilities a generalized response to the lure of strangers) provide background information on the research methodology used, outline limitations of the study, discuss ethical issues in safety research, and examine ways to make teaching a generalized response more effective.…
Descriptors: Ethics, Generalization, Instructional Effectiveness, Research Methodology
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Martin, Roy P. – Exceptionality: A Research Journal, 1992
These comments on EC 604 103, concerning child temperament effects on the special education process and outcomes, focus on how the author became interested in the topic, reasons for the paucity of research in this area, the relationship between child temperament and parental temperament, and ways in which teachers can apply the research. (JDD)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Attention, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Crowley, E. Paula – Exceptionality: A Research Journal, 1993
Interviews with and observation of six behaviorally disordered aggressive adolescents revealed that students perceived teachers as helpful when they engaged in specific aspects of teacher-student communication and flexible academic and behavioral program implementation. They perceived teachers' rigidity and use of discipline as unhelpful. Student…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Aggression, Anger, Behavior Disorders
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Kozleski, Elizabeth B.; Jackson, Lewis – Exceptionality: A Research Journal, 1993
Analysis of the experience of a student with severe mental retardation who experienced full inclusion in her neighborhood elementary school revealed that the student's opportunities for social participation and friendship improved, several adaptive skills were developed, the classroom teacher played a critical role in orchestrating the level of…
Descriptors: Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Case Studies, Educational Planning, Elementary Education
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Baumgartner, Dana; And Others – Exceptionality: A Research Journal, 1993
Unstructured comments of 509 parents of students in regular, resource, and self-contained classrooms regarding homework, tests, and grades revealed 8 broad themes: complaints, traditional beliefs about education, alternative beliefs about education, communication issues, beliefs about involvement, stress factors, involvement dependent on child…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Grading, Homework
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Crowley, E. Paula – Exceptionality: A Research Journal, 1993
The author of EC 607 583 responds to questions about her research on mainstreamed behaviorally disordered aggressive adolescents' perceptions of helpful and unhelpful teacher attitudes and behaviors. Issues relevant to future research in this area are noted. (JDD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Aggression, Behavior Disorders, Classroom Techniques
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Kozleski, Elizabeth B. – Exceptionality: A Research Journal, 1993
This reflective commentary by the author of EC 607 584 points out that discussion about inclusion of students with severe disabilities should focus on how it may address the contextually complex variables that support effective instruction for all students. Teachers should be given the flexibility to implement curricula that result in different…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Baumgartner, Dana – Exceptionality: A Research Journal, 1993
The author of EC 607 585 discusses how parent comments on a survey concerning homework, tests, and grades of their children in regular or special education classes can reflect deeper meanings behind their forced choices. Excerpts from several surveys indicate parents' definitions of homework, the need for communication between parents and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Grading, Homework
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